csbosox (1216) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. 61°. NB Worthy glass. Hazy red with suspended particles. Nice lacing. Small cream colored head. Floral honey aroma with some citrusy notes. Large malt foundation that gives it a really "full" mouthfeel and some initial sweetness before the hops kick in. The hops are floral first, citrus peels second. The finish is bitter, but not overly so. This beer reminds me of the Victory Hop Devil, inasmuch as they both are super-balanced IPA’s that sacrafice none of the hops flavor and character for a super bitter beer. There is some mild bitterness, though.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big grapefruit/cotton candy hop nose. Great sweet malt w. a super bitter (but not unpleasent) citrus hops. Sweet toasty finish.
Beaver (1201) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with lots of little unfiltered floaties. It has a smallish creamy off-white head that quickly went to a thin film and laced the glass.
Its aroma is piney, orange and grapefruity centennial hops. Pretty sweet and citrusy, a little floral.
The flavor is sweet and malty with lots of citrus (grapefruit, lemon, orange) up front. It follows up with a nice bitter finish, a little more subdued than other IPAs. Well balanced, but I personally would like a tad more bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth and velvety.
Overall, a very fine and drinkable IPA. If I could get this regularly, it would be a standard in my fridge.
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 I just love this beer. One of my favorite IPA’s out there. Great taste and color. nice lacing as well. Citrus and nutty flavors take care of business. Been drinking alot of this as of late.
CamdenD (1054) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2005 Nice IPA, good bite and nice citrusy smell. Beautiful cloudy amber color to this beer as well. Taste is a bit thin beyond the bite. Not much of an aftertaste. Well made and highly drinkable for 7.2.
rajendra82 (932) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange-amber pour from the brown 12 oz. bottle has a very thin and short lived head. The aroma is grassy, grainy, and slightly yeasty, and is not quite right for the style either. The taste is sweet-sour with a dollop of earthiness, but only a mild to low level of hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is thick and sticky, but aftertaste is quite flat. No hop burps after this timid IPA.
May be I got a bottle past its prime, but there is no way to tell due to the lack of any dates.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark orange/amber with a huge white head that lasts awhile. Very nice piney/grapefruit aroma. Great citrus grapefruit taste. Nice lacing. Aftertaste lasts quite awhile. Well done IPA. Don’t really understand the 3.6 rating though.
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heaven in a bottle... Cant get enough of this one. Well technically, i think i am the only one that buys it around here so I guess, I am able to get enough of this one. But either way, Its scrumptious
thegreenrooster (3056) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours is a nice hazy orange. Aroma is nice, very grassy and fruity. Flavor is lots of piney hops. Good malts used as well. Very crisp and bitter. A very nice IPA.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003 Batch (1 year old):
Hazy bright copper coloured body with strong orange highlights and no head at all! Aroma of candied hops-truly mouthwatering. Oranges, grapefruits, pine and soap all come out as well! Medium-bodied; Assertive dry hoppiness a matching malt backbone. Aftertaste puckering and dry-great floral hop taste & bittering feel. Overall, a great IPA for Bordeaux lovers, as you get that lovely tannic mouthful. Many thanks to my Mom for picking this up for me on one of her trips to Michigan. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 14-September-2004.